Ranger Programs

A ranger gives a talk along the trail
Check our online calendar for ranger talks along the Grant Tree Trail, like this one.

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Ranger-Led Programs

Join a National Park Service ranger and explore sequoia groves, take a moonlight walk, or gaze at distant mountains at Beetle Rock. Learn about bears and other mountain wildlife at visitor center talks. And if you're staying in a campground, stop by the amphitheater for an evening program. Walks, talks, activities, and evening programs are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us!

Most programs are scheduled in summer from Memorial Day (late-May) through Labor Day (early September). Limited programming is offered during other times of the year, depending on availability of staff. Ranger programs will be advertised on our online calendar. However, we recommend checking with a visitor center once you arrive. They will post updated program information, as occasionally programs are added or canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Be sure to choose programs in the area where you're staying, or allow for travel time to programs in other areas.

When programs are scheduled, no reservation is necessary.

Foothills, Giant Forest, and Lodgepole

Talks and campground evening programs may occur, dependent on staffing. Inquire at the visitor centers or museum to see if any programs are scheduled during your visit.

Grant Grove

Ranger Programs are offered each day! Please check flyers posted at the Kings Canyon Visitor Center and popular areas throughout the district.

Cedar Grove

Talks, guided walks, or evening programs may occur, dependent on staffing. Inquire at the Cedar Grove Visitor Center to see if any programs are scheduled during your visit.


Sequoia Parks Conservancy Naturalist-Led Programs

Join our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC), for a naturalist program through their SPC Adventures program.

SPC Adventures

SPC Adventures provide both public and private, guided national park experiences for you and your small group. SPC Adventures programs follow CDC safety guidelines and are led by SPC’s trained naturalists who will guide you through the amazing sights and sounds of the parks. Experiences such as sequoia grove night hikes, secluded meadows tours, exclusive astronomy programs, and overnight backpacking trips are available. Visit SPC Adventures webpage or call (559) 565-4251 to book a trip and learn more. We recommend booking tours two weeks in advance of your visit to the park.

Ranger led Snowshoe Walk
During the winter, rangers will often lead snowshoe walks

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Winter Snowshoe Walks

Our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are a great way to explore snowy trails. Snowshoe walks are anticipated to begin mid-January and will end as snow conditions deteriorate. Walks are added to our online program calendar. Visitor centers also post snowshoe walk details on bulletin boards.

Last updated: December 15, 2023

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